Samsung has already officially confirmed that its next Galaxy Unpacked event will take place in February, where the new Samsung Galaxy S22 will be presented. However, the manufacturer ended up not revealing an exact day for its realization.
But, it didn’t take long for one of the most recognized leakers — Evan Blass — to come forward to bring us confirmation of the date when Galaxy Unpacked will take place. According to an allegedly official image, the Samsung Galaxy S22 will be revealed on February 9th.
Although no official confirmation has emerged, it seems more than guaranteed that during the event we will see the presentation of three different models:
- Galaxy S22
- Galaxy S22+
- Galaxy S22 Ultra
The image also reveals that the event will start at 15:00 hours. We assume it is for GMT time.
Alleged Specs of the Samsung Galaxy S22
- Dynamic AMOLED 2X
- 6.06″ inches
- Full HD+
- 120Hz refresh rate
- Support for HDR10+ content
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 / Exynos 2200 Processor
- Up to 12GB of RAM memory
- Up to 256GB of internal memory
- 50MP + 10MP (telephoto) + 12MP (ultra wide angle)
- Fast charging, with support for 15W wireless charging
- On-screen fingerprint reader
- Operating System:
- Android 12, OneUI 4
[Update: January 9, 2022]
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra will be launched at the Unpacked event
Samsung is likely gearing up to unveil the Galaxy S22 line within the next few weeks. As per the latest reports, the Unpacked Event is scheduled to take place on the 9th of February. Details of the Galaxy S22 Ultra have been steadily pouring in and today is no different.
We have tons of new information about the handset starting with the camera. If you have been following the S22 news then you know that the camera hardware remains unchanged compared to the S21 Ultra. But despite that, there will be some crucial improvements in hardware. One of them will be with the main 108MP camera.
Ice Universe mentions on Twitter that the S22 Ultra’s 108MP camera will have a wider wide-angle than its predecessor. I’m not talking about the dedicated wide-angle camera but the main 108MP camera will now take some even wider photos.
The S22 Ultra’s main camera has a wider wide-angle range, we know that the S21 Ultra is wider than the S20 Ultra, but the S22 Ultra is wider than the S21 Ultra, and I’m talking about the main camera.— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) January 8, 2022
To give you some context, the S20 Ultra had a 7mm 108MP camera, while it was 6.7mm on the S21 Ultra. But now Samsung has decided to make it even wider than the S21 Ultra by offering 6.4mm of wide lens thus making it the widest field of view you can get from any current 108MP camera unit.
Again if you were wondering, you will still have a dedicated ultra wide-angle camera to take even wider photos. Anyway, this is good news as this now allows you to capture much more of the scene than a normal 108MP camera can.
Moving on, a few weeks ago we heard that the S Pen on the S22 Ultra will offer the lowest latency we’ve ever seen on a stylus at just 2ms. This is ridiculously low compared to the S Pen on the Note 20 Ultra which offers 9ms of latency which to be honest already feels like writing on a paper.
And now we have more information that the S22 Ultra will indeed get the lowest latency S Pen. But it’s going to be 2.8ms which is still ridiculously low and will offer you writing and drawing experience perhaps even better than you’d get on a paper. And it’s not just the S22 Ultra but the S Pen of the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra will also get the same low latency.
Next, we finally have some details about the Exynos 2200 on the S22. You see both Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Exynos 2200 will likely use the same cores on the same architecture but they are going to differ in clock frequency. Here is the CPU configuration of 8 Gen 1 and here is the configuration of Exynos 2200.
As you can see the frequency of the powerful prime X2 core is 2.8GHz compared to 3GHz on the Snapdragon. This could theoretically mean the Snapdragon S22 units will perform better in intense CPU tasks compared to the Exynos. But the thing is we can’t say that for sure as optimization plays a role as well. Thankfully Samsung will unveil the chipset in a couple of days on the 11th of January. So we’ll see how this translates into the real world.
Moving on, Apple will finally get rid of the notch with the upcoming iPhone 14 Pro and Max. We thought it’s going to be a hole punch cutout like Samsung’s flagships but turns out that is not going to be the case. Instead, it will be a pill-shaped cutout as per credible new information.
The iPhone 14 Pro will still have face ID as the sensors required for the Face ID to work can be put under the display and they work fine. So then why are they going with a pill-shaped cutout? Well, because the infrared camera required for the Face ID still cannot be put behind the display. So they went with this cutout instead.